After trying out the Quiksilver TR Stretch Jacket, “Mega Stretch” cell lining, I honestly don’t know if I want to go back to wearing anything else. The TR Stretch Jacket is super versatile working to block & wind in almost all conditions.
Quiksilver TR Stretch Jacket Review
Quiksilver might not be at the fore-front of jacket companies, but it’s certainly a brand that everyone recognizes, just like any snowboarder will likely know the name “Travis Rice.” This pro model jacket is every bit as epic as that dude is! You can wear the Quiksilver TR Stretch Jacket on almost any day of the winter season. On wet days, the DryFlight waterproofing and massive zippers that Quiksilver uses will surely keep moisture out.
The mega stretch lining Quiksilver has come up with is surely a new favorite. Depending on the area of the jacket, you can see that some spots have more movement than others. Given how stretchy it is, be aware that the jacket might be a little tall, I’m 6’3’’ and was able to comfortably fit in a size medium! Taller jackets are great to keep the snow out, anyway.
If its frigid cold, you can wear an extra layer under the polyester, and you’ll undoubtedly stay toasty while still keeping a slim profile. I went on some shorter tours wearing this jacket with just a t-shirt underneath it’s breathable enough that I didn’t even need to take it off. The jacket seemed like it would suffice for longer hikes if need be.
There’s nothing really missing from this jacket. You have a powder skirt (that can be tucked away), underarm vents, and wrist gaiters complete with the thumbholes. While these are small additions, they are features that most people deem necessary to have. Yet, for some reason, we often see brand new jackets that don’t have them.
All in all, the snugness mixed with the dryness makes the Quiksilver TR Stretch Jacket ($389.95) the perfect layer to have in any conditions. The movement and breathability are a huge win. The TR Jacket definitely feels like a piece that’s bringing something new to the outerwear table, and if Travis is wearing it, you know it’s gotta be good!